A study of the bohemian pallet and the cukrárna culture.
The first time I stepped foot in a cukrárna, I was overwhelmed.
At the tender age of 10, my father took me on a trip to introduce me to his homeland, my parents where Czech Immigrants living in Canada.
Translated literally cukrárna is a "sweet" or "sugar" shop, with treats that pre-date the Austro - Hungarian empire.
Within a respectable cukrárna, you will find mountains of candy coloured cakes, glistening jellies, towering chocolate pipe cakes filled with cloud-like meringues and various other treats that would make my 10 year old heart tremble with joy.
Selecting a treat was a painful ordeal, but once the decision was made it was neatly wrapped in paper, tucked in a box and handed over the counter into eager hands.
To this day, the nostalgia, accompanied with a fondness for tidy packaging is the inspiration for this set of designs.